standard method, Lichfields, housebuilding,

Standard Method fails the North’s housebuilding targets, research shows

Lichfields’ research shows that in seven local councils across the North, planned housebuilding numbers have been reduced by between 3% and 25%, due to the Standard Method.
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RTPI puts climate action first in new corporate strategy

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has launched a new corporate strategy putting climate action at the heart of all its activities over the next 10 years.
Emirates Old Trafford,

Emirates Old Trafford extension gets the go-ahead

Trafford Council has approved the next phase of the £60m redevelopment at Emirates Old Trafford for Lancashire Cricket.
housing design, housing developments

Audit slams ‘a decade of disastrous housing design’ in England

The design of new housing schemes in England is ‘mediocre’ and ‘poor’, leading to ‘a decade of disastrous housing design’, according to research conducted by UCL for CPRE and the Place Alliance.
External Wall Insulation,

Using External Wall Insulation to improve thermal performance

Simon Lloyd, technical project manager at Kiwa Building Products, discusses everything you need to know about External Wall Insulation (EWI).
Garden Communities, local plan, Housing delivery,

Garden Communities, Local Plans and housing delivery

Garden Communities can help meet local housing needs, but require confidence over implementation to avoid housing delivery failure, says Lachlan Anderson-Frank of planning and development consultancy Lichfields.
Construction industry,

What the construction industry needs from Boris

In the wake of Boris Johnson’s election win, Ibrahim Imam, founder of PlanRadar, looks at five things the new prime minister needs to deliver for the construction industry.
Electrical safety, building control

Changing of the guard in electrical safety

Lesley Rudd, who takes the reins of consumer protection charity Electrical Safety First in February, discusses her priorities in the role and those of the new government, as well as the key issues around electrical safety in building control.
Grand Canal Innovation District,

Plans approved for €1bn Grand Canal Innovation District in Dublin

The Irish Government has agreed to support the development of a Grand Canal Innovation District (GCID) in Dublin.
Excellence in Planning, South Downs National Park Authority,

National Park achieves award for its local plan

The South Downs National Park Authority has received a major award from the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) for the environmental excellence of its Local Plan.
Powerproject, Elecosoft, London

Elecosoft’s project management software assists construction project

Elecosoft’s Powerproject helped Sir Robert McAlpine on the construction project at the former Plaza Centre at 120 Oxford Street in London.
new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock, Everton,

Everton to submit plans for new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock

Everton Football Club has revealed it is ready to submit a planning application for a new football stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock in Liverpool.
air quality impacts, new housing,

Addressing air quality impact of new homes

Simon Stanion, partner and head of planning at law firm Shakespeare Martineau, discusses the importance of effectively assessing air quality impact for new housing developments.
Garden Communities,

Garden Communities unlikely to reach full potential until 2030

Research into the Government initiative centred on Garden Communities has revealed that since 2014 49 projects have been announced which could deliver 400,000 new homes.

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